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GLE/PIB yields 99% clearance rate in HCV with compensated cirrhosis

Data from the phase 3 Expedition-1 trial.

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Longer-duration antibiotics: do they actually help in acute sore throat?

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Blood donation criteria in England revised

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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HCV: DAA cure rates equally high with nonspecialists

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Invasive aspergillosis in HIV

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Bacteremic CAP: early positive blood culture is ominous

First study addressing the issue of early TTP in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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C-reactive protein is not a useful screening test for chorioamnionitis in women with PPROM

Amniocentesis remains the gold standard.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
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Zika: neurologic manifestations in adolescence remain unclear

Data are sparse on how Zika affects neurologic development in children and adolescents.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials August 2017
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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials August 2017

Influenza vaccination in nursing homes | High-valency vaccine effect | Diagnostic cornerstones of pediatric pneumonia.

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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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Neuroaminidase inhibitors remain safe for influenza treatment and prophylaxis, says EU expert group
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Neuroaminidase inhibitors remain safe for influenza treatment and prophylaxis, says EU expert group

The antivirals oseltamivir and zanamivir should continue to be stockpiled in advance of potential influenza pandemics, says ECDC.

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NICE updates guidance on fever in young children
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NICE updates guidance on fever in young children

New recommendations for sepsis recognition and non-paediatricians prescribing antipyretics.

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HCV-1b with cirrhosis: extending LDV/SOF duration tops adding RBV

ITAL-C network study also shows EU-recommended regimen is suboptimal.

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HIV disease, not treatment, tied to congenital defects

ARV-untreated pregnant women have a higher risk for major congenital malformations.

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Nasal influenza vaccine: poor efficacy repeated in 2015-2016

Strain changed for 2015-2016 because of lack of effectiveness in young children.

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Zika infection can cause life-threatening neurologic disease in adults

Although most cases are mild, some can lead to Guillain-Barré syndrome and encephalitis.

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Is breast cancer chemotherapy toxic to women with hepatitis virus?

Breast cancer patients with HCV or HBV can be treated with chemotherapy and trastuzumab.

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